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Canberra Hospital and Health Services, Women, Youth and Children, Child, Youth and Women Health Program.

Canberra Health Services

Canberra Hospital and Health Services

Women, Youth and Children

Child, Youth and Women Health Program

Maternal and Child Health Nurse

Registered Nurse Level 2

Salary Range: $88,249 - $93,533 (PN: 22739)

About us: Canberra Health Services (CHS) is a values-led Directorate. Our values guide our day-to-day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications to successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community. They were developed by us, for us and are unique to our work. Canberra Hospital and Health Services (CHHS) provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community-based health services to the ACT and surrounding region. Women, Youth and Children division, Community Health Programs deliver a range of primary health care community-based services to children, families and women. Services are delivered within a multi-disciplinary context and include Maternal and Child Health, Womens Health, Allied Health, Immunisation, and School Health. Maternal and Child Health (MACH) services include: lactation support, parent education and support; assessment and screening; early identification and referral; and the delivery of public health programs such as childhood immunisation. Strong links exist between hospital and community-based services, as many of the operational divisions deliver services across the continuum of care to ensure continuity of care for patients. The community based services of ACT Health include Early Childhood, Youth and Womens Health; Dental Services, Rehabilitation and Community Care; Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Services. In addition, Justice Health services are provided within the Territorys detention facilities. CHS is a partner in teaching with the Australian National University, the University of Canberra and the Australian Catholic University. Overview of the work area and position: Maternal and Child Health (MACH) nurses support the National Framework for Universal Child and Family Health services. MACH Nurses adhere to the Competency Standards (Victoria). These domains are: Legal, professional and ethical practice; Promotion of child and family health and wellbeing through knowledge and practice; Promotion of maternal and child health within the context of public health policy; Knowledge development and research. MACH nurses support families by working in the model of Family Partnership to provide support, information and health advice within a multidisciplinary context. All MACH Nurses deliver services across the ACT from health centre locations to outreach clinic sites.

Eligibility/Other Requirements: Mandatory: Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA); post graduate qualifications in Child and Family Health or equivalent and hold a current drivers licence. Desirable: Qualifications and recent experience in Midwifery/Paediatrics or related primary health setting are highly desirable; Family Partnership Model Training (or commitment to complete training); Circle of security Training; International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to undergo a pre-employment Police check; comply with ACT Health Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy (OMU); be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.

Applications Close: 10 January 2019


02/01/2019 $0 ACT Australia 1 Healthcare & Medical
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